AWP-300 Wave Height Gauge (with Digital Output)

The AWP-300 capacitance Wave Height Gauge from Akamina Technologies combines the accuracy and reliability of the AWP-24 gauge with a CAN Bus digital interface. This makes the AWP-300 ideally suited for wave height measurements and integration with active wave absorption systems.

AWP-300 Wave Height Gauge

The digital CAN Bus interface eliminates many issues common in analogue data acquisition systems, such as noise and grounding issues over long cables. The CAN Bus interface also simplifies cabling as up to 30 AWP-300s can be connected in a daisy-chain fashion to the same cable.

Standard AWP features:

Standard AWP uses:


Features unique to the AWP-300:

Daisy Chain of AWP-300s enlarge

The AWP-300-3 combines temperature stable electronics and a high quality Wave Probe Head. This results in extremely small calibration slope changes over temperature, making frequent calibrations redundant.

Example Setup on Tripod

Download our brochure and specifications for the AWP-300 Wave Height Gauge(pdf).

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Akamina supplied a system of 15 waterproof wave height gauges to the Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) in Tokyo, Japan. The system is used for directional wave measurement on their Hiratsuka Tower (close-up view ).


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Akamina has the exclusive license to GEDAP - Generalized Experiment control and Data Acquisition Package - developed by the National Research Council Canada. GEDAP is a well-proven, complete software solution for physical modelling in hydrodynamic laboratories. GEDAP brings wave synthesis and wave data analysis with sophisticated plotting capabilities to the Akamina data acquisition and control offering.



Akamina completed the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the new portable wave generator in the Large Area Basin at the National Research Council Canada . This system features a portable, modular design consisting of 9 modules with 8 piston-mode segments per module. The drive system includes a regenerative power supply with an inverter to drive a transmission system that includes a synchronous motor, lead screw and rotating ball-nut. The controller and the servo drives for the 8 segments in a module are connected on a SERCOS III loop. The control system was featured in the "Sercos Makes Waves" article on the website.

The wave generator control system provides support for active wave absorption (reflection compensation) for both unidirectional and multidirectional waves. Other enhancements include improvements in sidewall reflection techniques and second-order wave generation.



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